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Corona Virus - Back to school plans and general information

Letter from Public Health England regarding Covid-19 symptoms and testing

Booking a Test - Over the phone - CALL 119

If you do not have internet access, then call 119 to book a test. 

Advice for parents on Covid testing and when to return to school.

Not sure about winter illnesses?  Check out some advice from our local authority:

Cough, colds and sneezes:

As is normal, with schools returning we have seen a surge in the prevalence of common colds. For clarity, the current guidance is, irrespective of whether it is preceded by common cold symptoms, if a child develops a high temperature or a cough it must be treated as a possible COVID-19 symptom, the child must isolate and get tested.

The NHS provides a more detailed definition for each of the three COVID-19 symptoms, which may be helpful:

  • a high temperature – measured as 37.8°C or above. If you don’t have a thermometer, feeling hot to the touch on your chest or back is a good indicator of a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or, 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Children who may cough because they have asthma?

Any cough different/worse to what is recognised as ‘expected’ or ‘normal’ in a child’s asthma treatment plan (or based on the family’s knowledge of their condition if there is not a treatment plan) fitting the COVID-19 cough definition (above) should be treated as suspected COVID-19, especially if accompanied by high temperature.

So for asthmatic children:

  • Child develops cough as expected following exposure to triggers (such as damp weather) as detailed in their asthma treatment plan (or based on family’s experience of the condition in their child) and NO other COVID-19 symptoms (such as a temperature) are being experienced = Parents and schools should discuss and agree continued attendance at school
  • Child develops a continuous cough without known trigger, or cough is accompanied by other symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, or cough/symptoms are ‘different/worse to what is expected’: suspect COVID-19 and parents and school will ask the child to isolate and get tested.



Please find below our Back to School Guides for returning to School - September 2020

See, Hear, Respond- support services:

Supporting families in partnership with the DFE. A new and innovative programme across England that co-ordinates a dynamic sector response to children's needs. Targeted support is available for those who are vulnerable and in need of additional support. Support is accessible for:

  • Under 5's with a focus on under 2's
  • Those with SEND and families that are at risk- from harms such as online exploitation etc.
  • Children out of the home and at risk of exploitation
  • Young carers

Barnardo's is convening a network of national and local community based partners to work together to identify and provide front line support to these children and their families. 


The services available include:

Online digital support

Youth intervention

Re-integration into Education


In order to refer to the service an application must be made and can be found here: